HEADLINES: Immigration – June 13, 2013

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button_icon_immigration_headlinesVisit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration.   I will bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on the immigration debate.  From reform to detention to the DREAM Act, HEADLINES: Immigration gives easy access to all the news you want in one place.

Moment of Truth Approaches for Immigration Reform.  Democrats and Republicans alike seem to agree that the thorny issue of immigration reform has its best chance in decades of passing the Senate and House and becoming law.  [The Daily Beast]

Immigration Flash Points Test Gang’s Unity.  The Senate Gang of Eight faces its toughest test this month when it squares off against a battery of changes to its immigration overhaul — from genuine attempts to improve the bill to measures designed to kill it altogether.  [Politico]

Real Possibility Immigration Bill Gets More Than 60 Votes. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, said he expects the Gang of Eight immigration bill will gain more than 60 votes, enough to avoid a filibuster from opponents. [The Hill]

Senators to Watch on Immigration.  If there weren’t serious political skin in the immigration game, the Senate would not even be debating a framework to overhaul the system this week. But as it stands, senators are set to begin the formal deliberations Tuesday on a bipartisan framework.  [Roll Call]

Cornyn Defends his RESULTS Amendment as Senate Resumes Immigration Debate.  Sen. John Cornyn strongly rejected characterizations of his RESULTS amendment as a “poison pill” on the Senate floor this afternoon, calling boosted border control an essential condition to closing Washington’s “credibility gap.”  [Houston Chronicle]

Jim Edgar, Biz Execs Urge Mark Kirk to Back Immigration Bill.  As the immigration debate heats up in Washington this week, former Gov. Jim Edgar and a group of Illinois business leaders are urging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to put his political muscle behind a bill that they say would resolve an economic, if not a moral issue facing the Land of Lincoln.  [Chicago Sun-Times]

Divided Immigrant Families Reach Beyond Barriers.  Three young immigrants had a jubilant and painful reunion here on Tuesday with parents who had been deported from the United States, sharing hugs through the steel bars of the border fence that separates this American town from its Mexican twin.  [New York Times]

Ayotte Endorses Immigration Bill.  Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsed the Senate Gang of Eight immigration reform bill Sunday, providing a major lift to the bipartisan effort.  [Politico]

 

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